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|What's New - Bamboo Fashion|
by Zhai Clothing
Environmentally friendly. Responsible fashion is beautiful.
Asia’s bond with bamboo has continued for generations. Modern innovations have dramatically transformed the way we can use bamboo for the creation of fabrics and clothing. There are now countless ways in which bamboo can be incorporated into our everyday lives whilst adhering to ethical and environmental values.
Bamboo is an environmentally friendly plant with amazing regenerative qualities. It is the fastest growing plant on earth and reaches maturity in 3 to 4 years, compared with the 25 to 70 years that commercial tree species need. Bamboo thrives naturally without any pesticides or fertilizers. This makes bamboo a naturally renewable and sustainable resource.
As a grass species bamboo is cut, not uprooted. The roots stay in the ground, stabilizing the soil and reducing erosion. Bamboo is also known to improve soil quality in degraded and eroded areas of land.
With modest water requirements bamboo minimizes its impact on freshwater resources.
Bamboo soaks up significantly more carbon dioxide and generates more oxygen than a comparable row of trees. As such, it has a positive effect on global warming by reducing greenhouse gases.
Ethically responsible. Responsible fashion is beautiful.
Zhai is a Singaporean company which specializes in Bamboo clothing of the highest standard. The versatility of Bamboo fiber is utilized creatively in original designs covering a diverse collection of leisure wear, office wear, sportswear and manchester. Zhai products are made from 100 % organically grown bamboo fiber.
The dyes used for Zhai products are strictly azo-free. Workers are not exposed to toxic clothing dyes. Presently there are Zhai products which use eco friendly vegetable dye and we will continue to feature this natural dye in future collections.
Find out more at www.zhai.com.sg!
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